Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Evan Gaffney: A Mind of Its Own


A beautiful cover you can proudly show off in the subway, without anybody knowing what you're reading. Just perusing the Amazon description, I feel light years wiser. Did you know that many Greek statues had full-blown erections? And that Roman generals promoted soldiers based on penis length? The book then glides through the dark ages, where the penis was seen as a dark tool of the devil, to the Rennaissance, where it was lifted out of hell by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci. And on to psychoanalysis, with Freud placing the penis in the "fulcrum of society", all the way to feminism, and ending in Viagra. OMG, OMG, You Guys!

3 comments:

The Book Designer said...

very silly.
what's the source art from?

Tal said...

Silly? How dare you! It's my penis you're talking about. Source art is Georg Pencz's Portrait of a Young Man. Mr. Pencz was a German engraver, painter and printmaker who lived from 1500-1550. He was briefly imprisoned in 1525 for "asserting disbelief in baptism, Christ and transubstantiation".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Pencz

The Book Designer said...

could have so easily been Michelangelo's David...

nice one.